MJ Holding Launches New Repack Garbage Pail Kids Blister Packs

It’s the second coming of the Trash Boxes! MJ Holdings has launched a new repacked Garbage Pail Kids blister product that so far has been found in Big Lots stores. Thanks to collectors, Donny Moffitt, Max Geronimo, and Gary Anderson for sending along pictures and being the first to find these in the wild. Each Blister pack advertises “2 Factory Sealed Packs” and that collectors can “look for seeded refractors”. The backs of the blisters show that these are repacked for MJ Holdings with packs purchased from either Topps or a third party. Pricing at big lots for these has been anywhere from $8-$9 each, which is considerably higher than the retail cost of GPK retail packs. So far, blisters with 2023S1 GPK Go on Vacation and 2022 Chrome 4 have been found on the fronts and inside. All packs opened so far contain Chrome 4 blaster packs and/or GPK Vacation Retail Display packs. Those two recent releases, along with other releases the past couple of years were produced in very large quantities by Topps. It appears MJ Holdings is repackaging retail packs that have gone unsold. The term refractor on the packs implies there are chrome cards in each one, but that isn’t the case as some blisters have two GPK Vacation packs inside. These blisters are similar to the original Trash Boxes that Excell Marketing launched in 2016, although in a much smaller and more expensive form.

How Many 2022 Garbage Pail Kids OS 5 Chrome Cards Were Produced?

Oh boy! Where should we start? Loyal readers who are familiar with my production articles will find this one to be quite different than usual. Why? Well with the release of 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5, Topps has finally made it impossible to determine actual production numbers. How you ask? Well let’s start with nearly all the odds printed on all packs types are incorrect. And not just a little off, like usual. No, I think Topps may have just picked numbers out of a hat for the pack odds. Topps also debuted a new box/pack type with the Hanger retail boxes. The lack of exclusive parallels in Hangers also throws a wrench into the equation. So is there a way to determine how much Topps printed of Chrome 5? I think we can get a number that’s at least in the ballpark. Poor yourself a beverage, sit back, and follow along as I try to solve this puzzle.

First my disclaimer! Production numbers are never an exact science, especially with this set. In order to attempt to solve this riddle we need to look very closely printed pack odds, Chrome 4 odds, and multiple real life case breaks. Some things to keep in mind for this post. We are going to make a lot of assumptions in this article. They will be based on past and current evidence, but the only way we will get to an answer here is to use what we know and project that out. Remember, while we will talk about multiple real life case breaks, more than ever before, there are always outliers. Some cases will be worst than others, some will be better. In the end though, a pattern starts to emerge of an average case. Likewise, it’s tough to use small sample sizes. Someone might have a hot 6 boxes of something, that doesn’t mean all boxes are hot. Also, keep in mind Topps historically holds back up to 5% of the print run to cover missing hits, damaged cards, and their No Purchase Necessary program. These numbers would include that 5%. With that being said, let’s get started…

First thing we need to do is figure out is how many packs of each box type were produced. We can do that by using any exclusive parallels and the pack odds. Let’s take a look at Hobby boxes first. There are 3 exclusive parallels in Hobby boxes; Black Wave, Orange, and Red Refractors.

  • Orange borders – 100 cards in set * 75 made per card = 7,500 total Orange borders * 141 odds = 1,057,500 total Hobby packs
  • Black Wave – 100 cards in set * 99 made per card = 9900 total BW borders * 107 odds =  1,059,300 total Hobby packs
  • Red borders – 100 cards in set * 5 made per card = 500 total Red borders * 2,095 odds = 1.047,500 total Hobby packs

All those numbers are pretty darn close, that’s good. However, let’s compare the C5 Hobby odds to the C4 hobby odds. C5’s printed odds are really close to C4 across the board, almost for everything. So, one would logically think there should be the same number of “hits” in C5 that were in C4. This is where Topps makes their first huge error. The printed odds say a case should yield on average 60 hits per case. However, when you look at actual Hobby case breaks from collectors, they are only pulling a little less than 1/2 the expected hits from Hobby boxes. GPKNews has been in contact with many large and small case breakers the last week+. Hobby case results have been reported from 24-30 hits per case. Somewhere in the middle of that seems to be the norm. As you might expect, collectors have been bitterly disappointed with Hobby boxes. It’s bad enough most boxes yield only 2 hits, but to add insult to injury Topps has completely screwed up the odds.

Where does that leave us? Not all odds are wrong on the Hobby pack. The odds, strangely, for non-numbered hits like regular Refractors and C Cards, seem to be accurate. More importantly, it also seems exclusive parallel odds appear to be either right, or really close. Collectors should get 2.6 Black Waves and 2 Oranges per case. Cases have pulled anywhere between 0-3 of each of these it seems, usually 2-3 each. We should trust what we see here, it appears there are a similar number of Hobby packs produced for C5 vs. C4. I’m going to use 1,050,000, a nice round number somewhere in the middle of the exclusive parallel calculations. Wait, production similar? How can that be if boxes are only giving 1/2 the number of hits? If that’s the case, then where did all the non-exclusive hits go? Keep reading to find out!

Let’s tackle Blaster boxes next. Blasters were suppose to have 3 exclusives again. Sadly, Topps made a change, only Black and Atomic Refractors are exclusive to Blaster boxes in C5. Atomics aren’t numbered, so we can only look at Black Refractors to get a pack count.

  • Black – 100 cards in set * 99 made per card = 9900 total BW borders * 186 odds =  1,841,400 total Hobby packs

Wow! That’s an amazing number of packs. Would be more than double of C4. Can it be right? Now let’s look at the printed odds. What kind of over inflated numbers are these?!? The printed odds on C5 Blaster packs are so far off it’s laughable. Based on the printed odds collectors should only expect 6 hits in a Blaster case, with 3 of those being C cards! Luckily for collectors, the printed odds are not correct. Real life case results have shown that C5 blasters are yielding about the same number of hits as C4 blasters. While there have been outlier cases in both directions reported, as low as 18 hits and as high as 30, it looks like the average Blaster case is yielding 24-25 hits. Somewhat surprisingly this is very similar to what C4 blaster cases had, maybe slightly more on average. Collectors busting blaster boxes will have a similar experience as they did to C4, and if you are talking pure value, when you consider Atomic Refractors, Blaster boxes are a better buy than Hobby boxes.

So, what do the odds on Blasters tell us? Again, we have to focus on the exclusive Black Parallels. Based on the odds, collectors should expect to see 1.2 per case. Again, real life case results appear to prove that out. Cases have between 0-2 Black refractors reported for the most part. I think we have little choice here but to believe the Black Refractor odds, and go with 1,841,400 as the total Blaster pack count. As with Hobby odds, it appears the odds for the non-numbered cards are accurate. Regular Refractor, Atomic Refractor, and C Cards all appear to be falling at the appropriate rates. So how can we possibly explain the super inflated odds for most of the numbered parallels? Well we can’t, but I found something interesting when running numbers. If you compare the odds on C4 blasters to C5 blasters for Green (Wave), Yellow (Wave), Prism (Aqua), XFractor, and Rose Golds they are each 6.3x higher for C5 than C4. That’s interesting, and is going to come in useful for us coming up soon.

We’ve gone over Hobby and Blaster pack numbers. I think by using the exclusive parallel odds we have a good ballpark pack count for each. Hangers are going to be another story completely, and this is where we are going to have to take a few leaps of faith. It would have been easy to figure out Hanger production if there was an exclusive parallel, however there are no exclusives in Hanger packs. To complicate things the odds on Hanger packs are just as laughable as with Blasters. Let’s see if we can use both what we know and what we assume to reverse engineer the Hanger production. We need to figure out how many of a known numbered parallel is in each pack type. We need to know both the pack protection and accurate odds for the parallels. We’ve already figured out the pack production for Hobby and Blaster packs, but what about accurate odds? We know we can’t use the odds printed on the packs. For example take the Green Refractors. Hobby odds are listed at 1:42, while Blaster odds at 1:757. Here’s our first leap of faith. We know from multiple reports Hobby cases are actually only yielding about 1/2 the hits they should be. So let’s double the printed odds, and use 1:84 for Hobby Green Refractors. Now for leap of faith #2. For Blasters we’ve seen from multiple case breaks that they are yielding just about the same number of hits as a C4 blaster. So, let’s get crazy and use the odds from C4 blasters. But Jeff, you’re saying, that’s gone too far! There’s one thing Topps is consistent at, even in their incorrect odds. Their odds are usually pretty symmetrical. The odds go up in a logical mathematical way based on each parallel’s serial number. C4 is this way, and even the astronomical C5 numbers are that way. Remember, when I mentioned earlier that odds for many parallels for C5 blasters are 6.3x higher than their C4 counter parts? That’s why I’m comfortable using the C4 Blaster odds on the C5 production numbers. We can use this method for Green, Yellow, Prism, and Xfractor.

  • 100 cards in set * /299 = 29,900 total Greens in C5
  • 1,050,000 Hobby packs / 84 odds = 12,500 Greens in Hobby
  • 1,841,400 Blaster packs / 120 odds = 15,343 Greens in Blasters
  • 29,900 total greens – 12,500 Hobby greens – 15,343 blaster greens = 2,057 Greens in Hangers

Some observations on these numbers. If you look at C4, Hobby packs had 22,800+ greens, while Blasters had 6,900+ greens. So this right here shows where Topps robbed Peter (Hobby) to pay Paul (Retail) in C5. We can see the movement of hits from one pack type to the other two. So now we have an idea how many Green Refractors are in Hangers, we need to know the odds to figure out production. But the printed odds are very wrong. We know this again, because multiple real life examples show Hanger cases are yielding 24-28 hits. Time for leap of faith #3. Topps again is consistent with their odds being symmetrical. We saw this with Blasters, and we see this with Hangers. If you compare the odds on Hangers to C5 Blasters for Green, Yellow, Prism, and Xfractors you’ll see that the C5 Blasters are 65% of the C5 Hanger odds. For each one! Yes the odds are really wrong on both, but they are all wrong at the same rate! Let’s use this to our advantage. If Topps intended the Blaster odds to be 65% of the Hanger odds, let’s use the odds we are using and a little algebra to figure out Hanger pack production.

  • 120 Green Blaster Odds / x Hanger Green odds = .65
  • Solve for x: x = 184 Hanger Green Odds 1:184
  • x Hanger Packs / 184 Hanger Green odds = 2,057 Greens in Hangers
  • Solve for x: x = 378,488 Hanger packs

You can use this same exercise on Yellows, Prisms, and Xfractors. I did, and I’ll save you the math explanation. Here are the pack production numbers on Hangers using each eligible parallel type.

  • Green – 378,488 Hanger Packs
  • Yellow – 334,000 Hanger Packs
  • Prism – 332,028 Hanger Packs
  • XFractor – 315,492 Hanger Packs

While somewhere in the mid 350k is a much smaller number that Hobby and Blaster, it’s still a large pack number. The numbers also confirm something I had heard from multiple distributors. Hanger cases were allocated, and most people could only order a limited amount. Blasters however had no allocation, and were free game. The production numbers we came up with show why. Let’s use the 334,000 number for our Hanger production number.

Look if you’ve make it this far, you probably think this is nuts. But I think this puts us in the general ballpark for production. I spent hours trying to look at every possible angle, and I kept coming back to the things we know and keep seeing. Time and time again the real life case breaks proved the Black and Black Refractor odds looked to either be accurate, or pretty darn close. We also saw Hobby pulls were roughly 1/2 of what was expected, and Blaster cases were very similar to C4 Blaster cases. When you take those things into consideration, there are only so many places where all these finite hits can go.

Now that we have production numbers, let’s see how the C5 production compares to previous Chrome releases.

  • Total Production
    • Chrome OS 1 – 1,096,370
    • Chrome OS 2 – 513,260
    • Chrome OS 3 – 1,310,000
    • Chrome OS 4 – 1,812,500
    • Chrome OS 5 – 3,225,400
  • Hobby Pack Production
    • Chrome OS 1 – 407,000
    • Chrome OS 2 – 71,500
    • Chrome OS 3 – 560,000
    • Chrome OS 4 – 982,500
    • Chrome OS 5 – 1,050,000 or 43,750 boxes or 3,645 cases
  • Retail Pack Production
    • Chrome OS 1 – 689,370
    • Chrome OS 2 – 441,760
    • Chrome OS 3 – 750,000
    • Chrome OS 4 – 830,000
    • Chrome OS 5 – 2,175,400
    • (C5 Blaster 1,841,400 Packs or 306,900 Boxes or 7,672 Cases)
    • (C5 Hanger 334,000 Packs or 66,800 Boxes or 1,043 Cases)

Wow! What an increase in production! This is a 77% increase in production over C4. Needless to say this is the largest produced modern GPK set, going back as far as we can determine print runs with odds. What confuses me, is what would Topps have seen to increase production this much? C4 is still readily available at discount prices. There was no need to increase production. There will be C5 blasters on shelves and clearance bins for years. Distributors are going to have to heavily discount Hobby boxes to get them to sell.

Now that the hard part is over, we can get on to a discussion around the various parallels and inserts in the product. First a word about the numbered parallels I haven’t mentioned in this article so far. While we were able to use Green, Yellow, Prism, and Xfractor odds to help us in calculations, you might have wondered why I didn’t use Purple. For some reason on Blasters and Hangers the Purple odds are not symmetrical like the others are. It’s curious that Purples are the only ones listed in a completely different manner, I can’t explain it. Gold Refractors were moved from a C4 blaster exclusive to being in all pack types in C5. The Gold odds are wrong, but I have nothing to compared them to from C4. Finally, I spent more hours than I care to admit trying to use the odds for Superfractors, Autos, and Plates to determine production numbers. Quite often in previous sets the odds for these super rare cards don’t add up, and Topps will not distribute them at the same percentages of the other parallels. I suspect that’s the case here as the odds for all these are incorrect on all pack types.

That leaves us with the odds we do know are correct. It appears the odds for the non numbered parallels and inserts; Refractors, Atomics, C Cards, No Blue Ink(Maybe) are accurate. Let’s take a look how many of those we have.

  • C Name Variation – 3,225,400 total packs / 100 odds = 32,254 total C cards / 50 cards in set = 645 each C Name Variation.
  • Refractors – 3,225,400 total packs / 3 odds  = 1,075,133 Total Refractors / 100 cards in set = 10,751 each regular Refractor
  • Atomic Refractors – 1,841,400 total Blaster packs / 2 odds = 920,700 total Atomics / 100 cards in set = 9,207 each Atomic Refractor
  • No Blue Ink Inseet – 3,225,400 total packs / 1986 odds = 1,624 total No Blue Ink / 50 cards in set = 32 each No Blue Ink Insert

As you would expect, the numbers for Refractors, Atomics, and C Cards have increased in line with production. There are some questions so far on the No Blue Ink Inserts. To date six total No Blue Ink inserts have surfaced in collector groups and eBay. The odds say we should see one every 8 cases or so. We should probably have seen more by now, but the sample size on these ultra rare inserts is small right now. There’s a good chance there are around 30 each of the No Blue Ink cards.

After going through this exercise how confident am I in these numbers? Well, not nearly as confident as I usually am. We had to take a few leaps of faith and do some mathematical gymnastics, but I do believe we are in the ballpark here. I want to thank the numerous collectors who sent me their breakdowns of case breaks, and had discussions with me the last few days about production. It was all very helpful!

Where will Topps go from here? The increases in production of GPK certainly has a limit. Have we reached the limit yet? Chrome 5 is not going to dry up for quite some. Topps is going to see returns on product from retailers. (Trash boxes anyone?) This certainly seems like Chrome 1 all over again. There is a 2023 GPK Chrome set on Topps’ calendar. The question is, will the overproduction cause Topps to pump the breaks on GPK at all this year?

Finally, can we figure out how many base cards were produced? Not really, but we can use what we know and give it our best guess! I feel safe using 3.5 base cards per pack as a good number. We used this same number for C4, and I believe it applies here as well.

Base Cards – 3,225,400 total packs * 3.5 base cards per pack = 11,288,900 Total Base Cards produced / 100 cards per set = 112,889 Total of each base card.

GPK has crossed the 10 million base card line!!! I’m exhausted, time for a nap.


2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 Explained

There was once a time GPK collectors had to wait six years in between Chrome releases. Topps has that down to 4 months now. After releasing Chrome OS 4 in August, collectors now get 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 as a Christmas present. This puts Topps back on their regular schedule for GPK chrome releases, after seeing delays the last couple of years due to Covid, paper, and printer shortages. This Chrome release highlights the original series 5 release back in 1986. The base set contains 100 cards. All 80 original cards, 167a/b-206a/b appear in the set. The original release contained puzzle back variations, that do not appear in the Chrome release. There are also 20 all new cards done by artists David Gross, Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera. Topps however, in a major shift from before, did not number the new cards with the AN# format. Instead, the new cards continue with the regular set numbers 207a/b-216a/b. Topps currently has another GPK Chrome set on the calendar for 2023. If that set is OS 6 then the numbering scheme will turn out to be very confusing for collectors.

The main selling point for a lot of collectors are the parallel cards. This release contains the same chrome parallels found in Chrome 4. Topps however did make changes to the exclusive parallels they advertised on the Chrome 5 sell sheets. Hobby box exclusive parallels are Red, Orange, and Black Wave Refractors. Blaster boxes appear to just have Black and Atomic Refractors as exclusive. Gold refractors were moved from being blaster exclusives to being available in all pack types. It appears there are a number of regular Refractors that were not stamped with “Refractor” on the back. So far, numerous examples of unstamped Refractors exist with cards 179a, 193a, 193b, 204a, 204b, and 209a. There are 22 autos in the set. Tom Bunk signed all 12 cards he painting in the OS 5 set, while all 10 new cards were signed by their respective artists. For Chrome 5 autos there is no a or b number, just one card number for each one. However, some of the artists have reported they signed cards with different puzzle backs for their cards. So there may be variation auto cards in packs. There are also No Blue Ink short print variations listed on packs, however as of this writing none have surfaced. **Update: Hours after this article went live the first No Blue Ink short print surfaced.**

Perhaps the biggest error Topps made with this release was on the pack wrappers. Nearly all the odds on all pack types appear to be incorrect. What is printed on the packs and what is actually coming out are drastically different. For Hobby odds, parallels are dropping at about 1/2 the rate of the odds. Case break examples are averaging 2-3 parallels per box, where the pack odds say there should be 4-5 per box. Blaster boxes are the exactly opposite. The odds printed on the packs are so inflated that collectors should only be pulling 2-3 total parallels for a 40 box case. Thankfully, that isn’t the case as real life examples show 20+ parallels per case. Hanger odds are also equally inflated, although more real life examples are needed to confirm. Odds for the exclusive parallels, refractors, Atomics, and C cards are the only ones that seem to have a chance at being correct for all pack types.

So, what does this mean for production? It appears production is up quite a bit from the already inflated Chrome 4, but by just how much? This set is going to be the toughest to try to determine productions numbers. There will need to be multiple real life case break examples to see trends before production assumptions can be made. GPKNews will dig into this with a production article once enough examples exist. To see the official Topps checklist click here. For now here is what you can find and where you can find it in 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5.

(Note: I will continue to update this post as new information comes to light and any new parallels/inserts are found.)

(Note #2: Most of the odds listed below are incorrect.)

  • Base Set –  (100 Cards).
    • OS 5 167a/b – 206a/b (80 Cards)
    • New Art 207a/b-216a/b (20 Cards)
  • Parallel Sets – Same exact cards from the Base set, except with a different color border or background pattern.
    • Refractor – 1:3 Hobby/Blaster/Hanger (100 Cards)
    • Atomic Refractor – 1:2 Blaster (100)
    • Green Refractor /299 – 1:757 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,152 – Hanger, 1:42 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Green Wave Refractor /299 – 1:757 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,152 – Hanger, 1:42 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Yellow Refractor /275 – 1:824 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,253 – Hanger,1:45 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Yellow Wave Refractor /275 – 1:824 – Blaster Pack, 1,1253 – Hanger, 1:45 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Purple Refractor /250 – 1:1,268 – Blaster Pack, 1:808 – Hanger, 1:49 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Purple Wave Refractor /250 – 1:1,268 – Blaster Pack, 1:808 Hanger, 1:49 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Prism Refractor /199 – 1:1,139 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,731 – Hanger, 1:62 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Prism Aqua Refractor /199 – 1:1,139 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,731 – Hanger, 1:62 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • X-Fractor /150 – 1:1,511 – Blaster Pack, 1:2,297 – Hanger, 1:82 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Black Refractor /99 – 1:186 – Blaster (100 Cards)
    • Black Wave Refractor /99 – 1:107 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Gold Refractor /50 – 1:6,374 – Blaster Pack, 1:4,024 – Hanger, 1:248 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Rose Gold Refractor /25 –1:9,082 – Blaster Pack, 1:13,735 – Hanger, 1:496 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Orange Refractor /75 – 1:141 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Red Refractor /5 – 1:2,095 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Superfractor 1/1 – 1:78,947 – Blaster Pack, 1:35,917 – Hanger, 1:12,406 – Hobby (100 Cards)
    • Printing Plates – 1:1,382 – Blaster Pack, 1:52,653 – Hanger, 1:3,101 – Hobby (800 Total Plates – 4 per card A & B)
  • Insert Sets – All the various insert subsets that can be found in packs.
    • C Name Variations – 1:100 Hobby/Blaster/Hanger (50 Cards)
    • No Blue Ink Short Print – 1:1,986 Hobby/Blaster/Hanger (50 Cards)
    • Artist Autograph /50 – 1: 457 – Blaster Pack, 1:1,391 Hanger, 1:1,392 Hobby (22 Cards – 167a, 174a, 175a, 178a, 180a, 181a, 183a, 184a, 185a, 187a, 189a, 206a, 207a, 208a, 209a, 210a, 211a, 212a, 213a, 214a, 215a, 216a)

2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 Retail Odds

Fresh off the Hobby odds surfacing today, we now also are starting to see the retail odds for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5. Thanks to Clint Coleman from GPK and Wacky Warehouse for the pictures of the Blaster odds! While the Hobby odds were very close to Chrome 4, the Blaster odds are way off, and almost all of them don’t make sense. For most of the non-exclusive parallels the odds are 8x-9x higher compared to Chrome 4. The odds equate to only a couple of parallels per case. So far, based on the first case Clint is opening, the odds don’t appear to be accurate. Odds for the exclusive Black refractors, autos, plates, C cards, and No Blue Ink short print cards appear to be more reasonable. Gold parallels, which were suppose to be exclusive to retail products as listed on both Hobby and Blaster packs. GPKNews will have much more on the odds and production in the coming days once people bust blaster cases.

Card Giants has Hanger boxes posted on their website for sale. The odds are very high on those as well, even higher than Blaster packs. Hopefully the odds are incorrect like they are on Blasters too. As expected there are no exclusive parallels available in Hanger packs. Here are the Retail odds for Chrome OS 5.

2022 GPK Chrome OS 5 Blaster Pack Odds

  • Refractor 1:3
  • Atomic Refractor 1:2
  • Green Refractor 1:757
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:757
  • Yellow Refractor 1:824
  • Yellow Wave Refractor 1:824
  • Purple Refractor 1:1,268
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:1,268
  • Prism Refractor 1:1,139
  • Prism Aqua Refractor 1:1,139
  • X-Fractor 1:1,511
  • Black Refractor 1:186
  • Gold Refractor 1:6,374
  • Rose Gold Refractor 1:9,082
  • Superfractor 1:78,947
  • Printing Plate 1:1,382
  • Artist Autograph 1:457
  • C Name Variation 1:100
  • No Blue Ink Short Print 1:1,986

2022 GPK Chrome OS 5 Hanger Pack Odds

  • Refractor 1:3
  • Green Refractor 1:1,152
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:1,152
  • Yellow Refractor 1:1,253
  • Yellow Wave Refractor 1:1.253
  • Purple Refractor 1:808
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:808
  • Prism Refractor 1:1,731
  • Prism Aqua Refractor 1:1,731
  • X-Fractor 1:2,297
  • Gold Refractor 1:4.024
  • Rose Gold Refractor 1:13,735
  • Superfractor 1:35,917
  • Printing Plate 1:52,653
  • Artist Autograph 1:1,391
  • C Name Variation 1:100
  • No Blue Ink Short Print 1:1,986

2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 Hobby Odds

It’s a Christmas miracle! Despite the release of GPK Chrome 5 still being two days away, boxes started showing up in collectors hands today. Thanks to collector Kyle Ber for sending along pictures of the Hobby odds. In a surprise, odds for Gold Refractors appear on the hobby wrappers. Golds were announced as a retail exclusive, so it will be interesting to see if Golds are indeed found in Hobby Packs. With three types different types of SKUs being offered this time, we will need to wait for retail odds before knowing the full production numbers. However, the numbers line up very similar to the odds for Chrome 4 Hobby. I’ll have much more with a details production article in the coming days. Here are the Hobby pack odds for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5.

2022 GPK Chrome OS 5 Hobby Pack Odds

  • Refractor 1:3
  • Green Refractor 1:42
  • Green Wave Refractor 1:42
  • Yellow Refractor 1:45
  • Yellow Wave Refractor 1:45
  • Purple Refractor 1:49
  • Purple Wave Refractor 1:49
  • Prism Refractor 1:62
  • Prism Aqua Refractor 1:62
  • X-Fractor 1:82
  • Black Wave Refractor 1:107
  • Orange Refractor 1:141
  • Gold Refractor 1:248
  • Rose Gold Refractor 1:496
  • Red Refractor 1:2,095
  • Superfractor 1:12,406
  • Printing Plate 1:3,101
  • Artist Autograph 1:1,392
  • C Name Variation 1:100
  • No Blue Ink Short Print 1:1,986

Topps Reveals Checklist for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5

Christmas isn’t the only thing that’s a week away. One week from today is the release date for the next Chrome GPK release. Today, Topps revealed the checklist for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5. This is the second GPK chrome release in the past four months. The set follows the familiar formula of reprinting an OS set, while adding some all new artwork. The base set consists of 100 cards, 80 from OS 5, (40 originals with a/b versions) and 20 new cards, (10 new pieces with a/b versions). Artists Joe Simko, Brent Engstrom, David Gross, Joe McWilliams, and Neil Camera all did two new cards for the set. In a strange move the checklist shows the new cards are not numbered “AN1a/b”, instead the numbering continues at 207a/b-216a/b. This will be super confusing if Topps releases Chrome OS 6 next year. There are also 50 “C” name cards, one for each painting in the set, that will be randomly inserted into packs. These feature brand new names for the existing artwork.

The popular artist autographs are back again. There are a total of 22 autographs in the set. Original Series artist Tom Bunk signed all the “a” names for the 12 cards he painted in the set. Artist John Pound did not sign cards for the set. The 10 All New cards were also signed by their respective artists. Auto cards are numbered /50 for this release. There is also 50 No Blue Ink Short Prints listed on the checklist, one for each card in the set. You can check out the complete checklist here. 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 is set to be released 12/23/22.

Topps Shares Box/Pack Art for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5

The second Chrome GPK release of the year is almost upon us. Today Topps shared with GPKNews the box and pack art for 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5. Surprisingly, the artwork is very similar to the Chrome OS 3 color scheme. Adam Bomb is once again featured on the pack, with mostly green background color. Pictures were shared of both the Hobby and Blaster boxes, as well as a Hobby pack. Both boxes advertise collectors can find a variety of refractors inside. 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 remains on schedule to release 12/23/22.

2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 Hobby Sell Sheet

After yesterday’s release of the Retail Sell Sheet, today brings us the 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 Hobby Sell Sheet. Collectors will recognize this information, as again the layout is almost identical to Chrome 4. The base set is comprised of original OS 5 artwork along with new cards. C-Name cards, along with Artist Autographs can also be found again as random inserts. As with Retail, the rare No Blue Ink cards will also be found in Hobby boxes. The parallels matchup exactly to Chrome 4. Again the Black Wave, Orange, and Red refractors are exclusive to Hobby boxes. Here are all the parallels that can be found:

  • Refractors – 1:3
  • Green Refractor – /299
  • Green Wave – /299
  • Yellow Refractor – /275
  • Yellow Wave – /275
  • Purple Refractor – /250
  • Purple Wave – /250
  • Prism – /199
  • Aqua Prism – /199
  • X-Fractor – /150
  • Black Wave – /99 (Hobby Only)
  • Orange Refractor – /75 (Hobby Only)
  • Rose Gold Refractor – /25
  • Red Refractor – /5 (Hobby Only)
  • Superfractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1

You can see the pictures of the Hobby sell sheet below, or you can find the PDF version here. Santa is scheduled to deliver 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 on 12/23/22.

Topps Announces 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 *Retail Sell Sheet*

Haven’t gotten enough shiny GPKs this year? You’re in luck! Today Topps announced 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5. Yes, this will be the second GPK Chrome set released in a 4 month period. In a weird twist, the Retail Sell Sheet information was actually released first by the company before the Hobby information. SteelCity Collectibles begin listing pre-orders today for the set that is scheduled in just six short weeks. The set is based on the Original Series 5 GPK set. The sell sheet doesn’t specify how many base cards will be in the set, but does say there will be old and new art featured, much like previous chrome sets. Collectors should expect there to be right around 100 cards for the base set. Collectors will find the set is setup vary similar to the Chrome OS 4 set. All the same parallels return, with Atomic, Gold, and Black once again being Value Box Exclusives. Here are the parallels collectors can find:

  • Refractors – 1:3
  • Atomic Refractor – 3 per (Value Box Only)
  • Green Refractor – /299
  • Green Wave – /299
  • Yellow Refractor – /275
  • Yellow Wave – /275
  • Purple Refractor – /250
  • Purple Wave – /250
  • Prism – /199
  • Aqua Prism – /199
  • X-Fractor – /150
  • Black Refractor – /99 (Value Box Only)
  • Gold Refractor – /50 (Value Box Only)
  • Rose Gold Refractor – /25
  • Superfractor – 1/1
  • Printing Plates – 1/1

The popular C-Name Variations and Artist Autographs will also return bin the set. There will also be a new, extremely rare, No Blue Ink Variation set that will be randomly inserted into packs. There will also be two types of Retail product being offered. The usual Value Box (Blasters) return. Each Value box has 6 4-card chrome packs with 3 Atomic Parallels per box. There will also be the brand new Hanger Pack, which contains 5 4-card packs, with no exclusive cards. Value boxes will retail for $19.99, while Hanger packs retail for $15.99. Here are pictures of the sell sheet, or the PDF can be found here. 2022 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome OS 5 is scheduled to release 12/23/22.

GPK Chrome, Delayed Releases Highlight Topps GPK Plans for 2022

Collectors haven’t seen the remaining sets from 2021 yet, but that isn’t stopping Topps from planning their 2022 releases. According to the internal yearly sales calendar for 2022, Topps once again has a full slate of Garbage Pail Kids sets planned, just with some delayed dates. The calendar is the yearly production plan by Topps for 2022. Nothing on the calendar is guaranteed to happen, but it’s the plan Topps is using for the upcoming year. While the Covid pandemic saw huge increases in trading card collectors and sales for Topps, it’s also caused huge delays across all their brands. Covid slowdowns and increased demand for trading cards have caused printers to be backed up which is resulting in delays for 2021 releases. The delays will also cause the firsts sets of 2022 to be pushed back later in the year. Collectors who are use to seeing the first retail set of the year in January will have to wait. The calendar shows 2022 Series 1 GPK is being planned for early August (8/10). This is why collectors haven’t seen the set announced yet by Topps. Artists are finishing up the artwork for 2022S1 now, Topps is expected to announce the set soon.

Chrome enthusiasts can rejoice as GPK Chrome is on the calendar once again. Chrome 4 isn’t out yet, with the current release date set for 12/31/21, but with all the trading card successes in the last year, it’s a no brainer for Topps to continue the Chrome line in GPK. While “OS 5” doesn’t show on the calendar, collectors can expect Topps to continue the theme with the set. GPK Chrome is set for a 11/9/22 release date, which if it happens will get the calendar back on track by the end of the year. Surprisingly, 2022 Series 2 GPK is scheduled to release just two weeks prior on 10/26/22. The dates on the calendar are certainly not set in store, and if 2022 continues anything like 2021, Topps will have to continue to adjust dates as the year goes along. Thanks to Jeff Pellegrino of Garbage Pail Kids Superstore at Hilltop Auctions for passing along the calendar. Be sure to check out their Facebook page!